Hello, gilliana!

I came up with averymessy function.

A pole m high stands vertically in a river meters deep.

Assume a > b.

How many meters above the surface of the water must it break

so that the top bending down touches the bottom of the river

and the horizontal distance on the surface of the water between the points

where the parts of the pole enter the water would be a maximum?

Suppose that the break point is meters above the surface of water.

Specify the function that is to be maximized in terms of x.Code:* | | | | a | | P * | |\ | | \ | x | \ | | \ | | θ \ a-x * ~ ~ ~ Q * - - * S | | y \ | | \ b | b | \ | | \ | | v θ \ * - - - - R * - - - - - * T z

The pole is broken at

Let

Let

In right triangle

In right triangle

. . Hence: . .[1]

In right triangle

. . Solve for

Andis the function to be maximized.that